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SWAT RN

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Job Details
Job Order Number
JC149086032
Company Name
Central Maine Medical Center
Physical Address

Lewiston, ME 04243
Job Description

Job Summary: *

The Supplemental Work and Transition (SWAT) RN establishes and maintains
communication throughout the process for smooth operations of admitting,
discharge, and transfer of patients. The SWAT RN will work independently
throughout the hospital to act as a resource to various units during
periods of high volume. Additionally, is able to perform general nursing
duties in all departments including the regional facilities with
adequate supervision.

Job Functions and Duties:

1. Obtains nursing history and completes required admission
documentation.

2. Demonstrates ability to perform a head-to-toe assessment on all
patients and reassessments as per policy. This includes adult,
geriatric and the general patient population.

3. Shows ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes
appropriate pain management techniques. Educates the patient and family
regarding pain management.

4. Demonstrates a time conscious awareness and ability to
prioritize

5. Performs patient care responsibilities considering needs
specific to the standard of care for patient’s age.

6. Demonstrates knowledge of medications and their correct
administration based on age of the patient and their clinical condition.

7. Follows the five medication rights and reduces the potential for
medication errors.

8. Formulates a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs
and evaluates effectiveness of learning. Family is included in teaching
as appropriate. Provides emotional support as needed.

9. Demonstrates an ability to assist physicians with procedures and
performs services requiring technical and manual skills.

10. Demonstrates the ability to start peripheral IV’s and use CVAD’s.

11. Demonstrates the ability to care for post-surgical patients.

12. Demonstrates ability to perform treatments and provide services to
level licensure.

13. Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity.
Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and
religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families. Functions as
liaison between administration, patients, physicians and other
healthcare providers.

14. Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves
patient/family in the formation of the plan of care.

15. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development
over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate
care to the patient population served.

16. Able to interpret data about the patient’s status in order to
identify each patient’s age specific needs and provide care needed by
the patient group.

17. Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that
optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health
care errors.

18. Consults other health team members/departments as appropriate to
provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient’s needs.

19. Communicates appropriately and clearly to Director, Nurse Manager,
co-workers and physicians.

20. Maintains a good working relationship both within the department
and with other departments.

21. Identifies and addresses psychosocial needs of patients and family;
communicates with Social Service/Discharge Planner regarding both in
hospital and post discharge needs.

22. Documentation meets current standards and policies.

23. Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly.

24. Coordinates and supervises patient care as necessary.

25. Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function
under stressful situations.

26. Maintains a safe, comfortable and therapeutic environment for
patients and families in accordance with hospital standards.

27. Enhances professional growth and development through participation
in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings and
workshops; shows responsibility for own professional practice and
ongoing education.

28. Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

Education and Experience:

? Current Registered Nurse License, in the state of Maine, BSN
preferred.

? Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS
required.

? IV Therapy and Phlebotomy experience required.

? 2 years of nursing experience preferred, 1 year of acute care
experience required.


This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential
functions; it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be
assigned. This job description is subject to change and management may
assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at *


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